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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
2001 4th Avenue Science Building, Room B150 Stevens Point WI 54481 United States
Phone+1 715.346.4870
Email DPT@UWSP.edu
Public
CAPTE Candidate

Per CAPTE: This program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE - 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) has a commitment to advancing excellence in physical therapy education.  Our campus has long been a leader in sustainability, and our program lives this value by focusing on you as a learner.  At UWSP you will be anchored in a curriculum characterized by 'learning by doing'.  You will be engaged in faculty-mentored clinical practice from the first week of the program in a non-competitive, collegial, feedback-rich environment.  Our program is committed not only to the student but to the community, and you will have frequent opportunities to engage in mentored learning that has real impact to the people of central Wisconsin.  

The DPT curriculum is a full-time degree program.  While the program utilizes blended learning, it relies on face-to-face learning opportunities to coach critical skill development.  Our program uses a holistic approach to admissions with emphasis placed on experiences and attributes developed in your undergraduate learning that prepare you for the habits of heart and the habits of mind that anchor physical therapy practice.  Our program is committed to developing a student uniquely ready for practice in rural communities; this means that our graduates will have in depth instruction in differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning framed by the cultural and community experiences that are familiar to rural communities.  

Because sustainability means we are in this together our program is built on shared learning, including our clinical internships, that prepare you to be a member of a diverse team.  Even the student who chooses to pursue a solo practice following graduation will find they graduate with a team that has their continued professional development as a priority.  UWSP's DPT program doesn't develop students who will be physical therapists one day - we enroll student physical therapists and help shape your career.

The DPT program at UWSP is a developing program.  Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2021. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the [professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Participation in a campus visit and interview will be considered in final admissions decisions. For additional information regarding the UWSP campus visit, please visit the UWSP DPT Apply page: https://www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/graduate/dpt/apply.aspx

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is required upon receiving an invitation to join UWSP DPT.  To secure your position in the program, your deposit is required within 15 calendar days of receiving your invitation to join the DPT at UWSP.   Information on payment of the deposit is included in your welcome letter. The deposit will be applied to the first semester charges.
Deposit Refundable?
Yes
Additional Information about Refunds
All admissions deposits are governed by UW System Policy 805, section A.20 Admission Deposits: https://www.wisconsin.edu/uw-policies/uw-system-administrative-policies/tuition-and-fee-policies-for-credit-instruction/#A.20AdmissionDeposits.  
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$71937
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$71937
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
81%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
19%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
38%
% Female 
62%
% Declining to State
0%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
0%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
% Asian
4%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
0%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
92%
% Two or More Races 
4%
% Declining to State 
0%
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to applicants who attended UW-Stevens Point for their undergraduate education.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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